The table below looks at the statistics for 4G skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited 4G over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
4G
Rank 205 188 212
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Permanent jobs citing 4G 22 23 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.44% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 2.70% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19 2 5
Average salary £24,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,120 £52,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-26.69% +15.55%
4G
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1026 853 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.55% 16.48% 19.85%
Number of salaries quoted 880 694 952
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

4G
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

4G Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

4G
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region.

4G Salary Trend in the South West

4G
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing 4G across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

4G Salary Histogram in the South West

4G
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing 4G within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -3 21 £24,000 -40.00% 3
Wiltshire - 1 £61,000 -
4G
England

4G
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing 4G also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 4G.

1 69 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 43 (47.78%) LTE
3 32 (35.56%) Erlang
4 28 (31.11%) Network Architecture
5 26 (28.89%) SIGTRAN
5 26 (28.89%) 3G
6 22 (24.44%) SS7
7 21 (23.33%) Linux
8 20 (22.22%) 2G
9 16 (17.78%) TCAP
9 16 (17.78%) INAP
10 15 (16.67%) C++
11 12 (13.33%) C
11 12 (13.33%) Python
12 10 (11.11%) Subversion
12 10 (11.11%) JIRA
12 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
12 10 (11.11%) Perl
13 9 (10.00%) Project Management
13 9 (10.00%) Finance
13 9 (10.00%) Wireless
13 9 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
13 9 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (8.89%) Internet
15 7 (7.78%) GSM
15 7 (7.78%) POSIX
15 7 (7.78%) DHCP
16 6 (6.67%) UMTS
16 6 (6.67%) Broadband
16 6 (6.67%) Cisco

4G
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing 4G also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited 4G. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 43 (47.78%) LTE
2 26 (28.89%) SIGTRAN
2 26 (28.89%) 3G
3 22 (24.44%) SS7
4 20 (22.22%) 2G
5 16 (17.78%) TCAP
5 16 (17.78%) INAP
6 9 (10.00%) Wireless
6 9 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (8.89%) Internet
8 7 (7.78%) GSM
8 7 (7.78%) DHCP
9 6 (6.67%) UMTS
9 6 (6.67%) Broadband
9 6 (6.67%) SAN
9 6 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (5.56%) IPsec
10 5 (5.56%) MPLS
10 5 (5.56%) LAN
11 4 (4.44%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Subversion
1 10 (11.11%) JIRA
2 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.22%) CppUnit
4 2 (2.22%) Valgrind
General
1 69 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (32.22%) Designer
2 12 (13.33%) Coordinator
2 12 (13.33%) Project Coordinator
3 9 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) Senior Development Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) Project Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.56%) Senior Designer
5 5 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.44%) Network Designer
6 4 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Senior RF Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) RF Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Network Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (6.67%) Internet of Things
3 4 (4.44%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.33%) Linux
2 6 (6.67%) UNIX
2 6 (6.67%) Solaris
2 6 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) Network Architecture
2 10 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 9 (10.00%) Project Management
4 5 (5.56%) Network Design
4 5 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 5 (5.56%) Service Management
4 5 (5.56%) B2B
5 4 (4.44%) Performance Engineering
5 4 (4.44%) Supplier Management
5 4 (4.44%) TDD
6 3 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (3.33%) Multithreading
6 3 (3.33%) OO
6 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.22%) Scrum
7 2 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.22%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.56%) Erlang
2 15 (16.67%) C++
3 12 (13.33%) C
3 12 (13.33%) Python
4 10 (11.11%) Perl
5 3 (3.33%) Java
6 2 (2.22%) C#
6 2 (2.22%) Embedded C
6 2 (2.22%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.11%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (6.67%) Cisco
1 6 (6.67%) CA
2 4 (4.44%) Ericsson
2 4 (4.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (4.44%) Broadcom
2 4 (4.44%) NetScout
3 3 (3.33%) SAP
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